Published on May 5, 2020

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If there’s anyone who could make nursery decor noncliché, it’s Chloë Sevigny. The actress and general coolest person in the room just welcomed her first child—and we’re already thinking about what her little one’s space will look like. 

The evidence is, admittedly, a little hard to pin down. There’s the apartment in Manhattan’s East Village that Sevigny once described as “womb-like,” whose standout features include an electric yellow vinyl armchair and green Kelly Wearstler Imperial Trellis wallpaper. We’ve seen glimpses of her most recent digs: the burl-wood dining room table from a New York Times essay and the cushy cream-colored sofa from her profile by The Cut. Her design style has a tenuous relationship with the ’70s and feels very detail oriented (a citron chair is bold enough, but PVC adds a whole different layer)—with this in mind, we pulled together a nursery mood board.

The Sunny Sofa

To start, Sevigny will need somewhere to post up during late nights and early mornings—why not make it a luxurious velvet settee? It suits her retro vibe and tucks neatly into a corner. 

The Abstract Wallpaper

You can’t go wrong with Kelly Wearstler, and this Cubist-inspired print definitely makes a splash. The muted blues and greens are soft without being sticky-sweet; it’s like a grown-up take on pastels. 

The Galactic Mobile

No storks here: A space-inspired mobile is infinitely cooler. The piece is handmade from cotton, so it’s machine washable, and the primary colors will bring a fun graphic boost to any nook. 

The Polished Crib

We don’t really see Sevigny settling for a basic bed frame, which is why we love this sleek three-in-one option. It converts into both a toddler bed and a daybed, so it will stick around for years to come, and adds an element of glam to any room. (Yes, even a nursery.)

The Ruby Rug

Persian-inspired hand-knotting makes for quite the opulent carpet—the perfect backdrop to counteract the lighter tones in the rest of the room. For something timeless with a twist, it’s a great statement buy. 

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